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Kathryn Bigelow Reflects on Her History-Making Academy Award (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 8th 2010 3:30PM
On 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS), Kathryn Bigelow reflected on her Best Director Academy Award win for 'The Hurt Locker,' which makes her the first female director to win the award in history, and touched on those serving in the armed forces that the film depicts.

Bigelow said she hopes that her Best Director top honor is only "the first of many" such awards that other female directors will win, but she was careful to point out that the film's sobering subject matter is of primary importance.

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Kathryn Bigelow Wins Historic Oscar (VIDEO)

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 8th 2010 1:23AM
Kathryn BigelowKathryn Bigelow's time has come.

In a historic Oscar moment, the 'Hurt Locker' helmer became the first woman ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director. She did so amidst tough competition from Quentin Tarantino ('Inglourious Basterds'), Jason Reitman ('Up in the Air') and ex-husband James Cameron ('Avatar').

"There's no other way to describe it. It's the moment of a lifetime," she said.

'The Hurt Locker' took home five additional awards, including Best Picture.

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Barbra Streisand, Charlize Theron and Kathy Bates Added to Oscar Roster

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 3rd 2010 9:00AM
barbra_streisand_vanity_fair_with_cameraThis week they started revealing some of the stars who'll be presenting at Sunday night's Oscar broadcast on ABC, and at the top of the list were three former Oscar winning actresses, Barbra Streisand, Charlize Theron and Kathy Bates. Also on the roster will be Queen Latifah, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta.

Nikki Finke's Deadline.com column has a major spoiler about the opening of the show. If you don't want to know, avoid the last paragraph below.

There's an interesting angle on Barbra Streisand's appearance on the show. Speculation is that Streisand will be presenting Best Director, which insiders say is a lock for Kathryn Bigelow.

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'The Hurt Locker' Scores Six BAFTA Awards (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 22nd 2010 1:20AM
BAFTA, Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker'The Hurt Locker' has already scored quite a few trophies this awards season, and it took home several more at the '2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards' (Sun., 8PM ET on BBC America), including best film, best director, best original screenplay, best cinematography, best sound and best editing.

"We're just so deeply honored and humbled to be recognized for putting a bit of a spotlight on a very, very difficult situation," said director Kathryn Bigelow. "It means everything to us. This is beyond our wildest imagination."

Any predictions on whether the thoughtful war flick will score wins on any of its nine Oscar nominations? How will it fare against 'Avatar'?

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James Cameron: Hopeful Academy Award 'Jackass' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 17th 2010 3:30PM
Should 'Avatar' win big at this year's Academy Awards, director James Cameron promises to make an even bigger spectacle than he did after declaring himself "king of the world" when 'Titanic' won for Best Picture in 1998, he said on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated).

"I can make a bigger jackass of myself," Cameron said. "That's what I love about the Academy Awards, a great opportunity to make a damn fool of yourself in front of a billion people."

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'The Hurt Locker' Director Kathryn Bigelow to Direct HBO Pilot

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 15th 2010 1:02PM
kathryn_bigelow_headshotA few weeks from now, March 7th to be exact, Kathryn Bigelow may be the first woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director. The odds are in her favor, especially after winning the DGA competition. Therefore, the announcement that Bigelow will direct the HBO pilot, 'The Miraculous Year,' is a coup for the cable net.

'The Miraculous Year' is the story of a Broadway composer who's popular and successful, but self-destructive, and how he views his eccentric family. Screenwriter John Logan is doing the script, and he's also executive producing with Lydia Pilcher. Logan has worked with HBO before on another show business oriented project, 'RKO 281' which told the story of Orson Welles' battle to create 'Citizen Kane.'

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Kathryn Bigelow to Direct 'The Miraculous Year' for HBO

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Feb 15th 2010 10:00AM
Kathryn Bigelow's followup to her award-winning film 'The Hurt Locker' will be on the small screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bigelow has been tapped to direct 'The Miraculous Year,' a new drama pilot for HBO. Penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, the pilot surrounds a New York family "as seen through the lens of a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer." Filming is said to begin in either May or June.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Complete Coverage of Golden Globes Nominations

by Jason Newman, posted Dec 15th 2009 4:11PM
The big news over at Inside Movies is today's announcement of the 66th Golden Globe Awards nominees. We know. It can be a bit overwhelming but we've got you covered on all the big races.

First, check out the overview of all the nominees, then don't forget to see our extensive coverage and analysis of specific categories.

We also round up stars' reactions to the nominations and one critic looks at the process and influence of the Globes on the Academy Awards.

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